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Bernalillo is the most unpredictable team in this district, having won or stayed competitive with teams it shouldn’t have, most notably topping Pojoaque Valley and staying within a bucket of Hope Christian. The frenetic type of game the Spartans have played in recent years gives Los Alamos trouble.
The Jaguars have already had three head coaches this season alone and their results reflect a complete lack of direction. Of their losses, they’ve been just as likely to lose by 30 or more as not. A two-win district run is about as good as this group can hope for.
Española Valley Sundevils
Despite having three different coaches in three years, the Sundevils are still rolling. They only recently had one of the longest winning streaks in 4A this season snapped and may be the only team that will rock Santa Fe’s boat. Constant coaching changes could eventually catch up with them, though.
Los Alamos Hilltoppers
It will be an uphill climb for the Hilltoppers in trying to unseat the Santa Fe Demons, whom the Hilltoppers haven’t played well against in recent years. A good 2-4A season could boost Los Alamos’ potential playoff seed, but a disappointing season could put the ’Toppers on the postseason bubble.
Santa Fe Demons
One year before Santa Fe moves up to Class 6A and before it begins life without Jackie Martinez, the Demons have as good a shot as any team to win it all. Questions about the Demons’ cohesiveness arose before the season, but if they’re still having problems with that, they’re covering them up very well.